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Mamá (2008)

 |  Short, Horror  |  April 2009 (USA)
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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

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A young girl wakes up and tells her sister that their mother has returned home.

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Litle Victoria is waken up by her sister Lili who insists on leaving the house because somebody unpleasant has come back

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Powerful Horror Short
24 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Little Victoria (Berta Ros) is waken up by her sister Lili (Victoria Harris) who insists on leaving the house because somebody unpleasant has come back.

Although I watched this through the tainted point of view of seeing the feature film first, I think I can judge and review it objectively. (At least I hope so.) In this very short film, we have two little girls scared by an unknown entity. We do get to see this "Mama" a bit, and she is indeed something to fear. I actually think the effects look far better here than they do in the full-length version.

This excels as a short film because it leaves us wondering: who are these girls, what is this Mama, and where are the parents? And despite leaving us with questions, it is very self-contained. The lack of plot is actually more effective than having a plot.


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